Bears release quarterback Trent Edwards

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The Chicago Bears will start the season with just two quarterbacks on their roster.

On Friday the Bears released veteran Trent Edwards. The release of Edwards means that Josh McCown will be left to shoulder the burden in the event of an injury to starter Jay Cutler.

The release of Edwards should come as little surprise. He was simply in camp to give the Bears a body, and perhaps a early look in case an injury were to occur to Cutler or McCown.

Chicago’s season will rest on the arm of Cutler who is entering the last year of his contract.

Edwards appeared in one game last season going 2-for-2 with the Eagles for 14 yards. He did not play in 2011.

The Bears also released quarterback Jordan Palmer, younger brother of Carson Palmer.